Who We Are
As an up-to-date and progressive Montessori preschool, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with us and learn about the wonderful Montessori way of teaching. All Are Friends Montessori philosophy is founded on the love of children and their individual personalities and needs. The school bases its curriculum on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Children are our focus, and we provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment in which they thrive. Our school serves a community of families from many countries, and our teachers are from all over the world. They are expertly trained in the Montessori Teaching Method.
Practical Life is an extremely important curriculum area for young children who are learning and mastering basic skills. The activities in this area are designed to teach a child to function in their own environment. The tasks include use of utensils and process activities, such as dish washing.
Language activities are designed to prepare the child for continued language development. Reading and writing of simple words are then accomplished with the teacher’s guidance. Activities are designed to prepare the child for continued language development. The child is constantly encouraged in this area, starting with basic language and vocabulary building. As the child gets older, phonetic sounds are taught with the use of sandpaper letters, objects and pictures.
Sensorial activities are engaging to children because they involve tactile learning. The child discovers and refines visual discrimination skills, such as size, length and width. The goal of these activities is to develop the ability to classify and sort colors, textures and smells, and to transfer that knowledge to the outside environment.
Mathematics in Montessori education starts with sensory perceptions based on the knowledge of concrete objects. As children show an interest, they are exposed to numbers and counting. They are then encouraged to develop mathematical concepts through daily living activities.
There is no task more worthwhile than to introduce young children to the world and fill their minds with wonder; set their eyes ablaze with fascination for all the different cultures of the Earth. Our role as teachers is to help children learn to live in peace and harmony with all people and the environment. Our cultural area includes Geography, Zoology, Botany and Science.
Curriculum Enrichment includes Spanish, yoga, art appreciation, music lessons twice a month, and cooking. A mobile gymnastics program is also offered twice a month with 30 minute classes for each group. Gymnastics is very beneficial in developing children’s large motor coordination, balance and spatial awareness.
"The secret of all nature is to be found in the soul of a child"
Dr. Maria Montessori
Come See Us
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the school director, Rita Enright. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you are not familiar with our school and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.